I think we can all agree that the world is ending in 2012, yes? The only question is when, exactly. Truthfully, I'm hoping to get a full year out of it. If Flying Spaghetti Monster wants to call it a millenia on December 31st at 11:59pm EST, that would be fine with me.
This way, we get one more (almost) full football season and one more chance to see the Orange play in a bowl game (but not TOO good a bowl game).
We're still trying to figure out how the penultimate 2011 class is going to look, but some guys are already lining up to be a part of the grand finale.
Myles Davis (cue pants-peeing joke) is on the slow-track to joining the Orange. He originally committed back in April '09, but thanks to some academic issues and a torn ACL, he's spent his time since at Milford Academy recovering. According to Nolan, Davis plans to rehab this year, take some courses at a local community college to finally join SU in January.
He won't be alone. He'll be joined by Christian Brothers Academy lineman Ben Barrett.
Barrett, a first-team Class AA-1 selection for the Brothers last season, had a simple reason for making his choice early – "It’s always been my top school. It was almost a no-brainer for me," said Barrett, who becomes the second commitment in SU’s class of 2012.
The Manlius resident said he prefers offense, and he’s excited to play for a coach who is a former offensive tackle – and one who is hands-on with the offensive line at SU.
"It definitely was a factor," Barrett said of Marrone’s experience playing and coaching in the NFL.
Let's face it, if you're an offensive lineman in Upstate New York, you're pretty much locked in to attending Syracuse as long as Doug Marrone is there.
Barrett said he was also receiving interest from Penn State and, who else, Akron.